Purple Dome Aster

Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome'

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Also known as “New England Aster” and by Latin name “Symphyotrichum novae-angiae”. Bushy deep green foliage produces an abundance of medium sized daisy flowers in vibrant purple with yellow centres in late summer to fall.

TYPE Perennial SUN Full Sun
HEIGHT 1.4 ft SOIL Moist Well Drained
SPREAD 1.7 ft FLOWER Spring, Purple
ZONE 2 FRUIT Edible Foliage, No Fruit
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Latin Name: Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome'
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Growth Rate:

Medium growth rate

Foliage:

Narrow Deep green leaves produce bushy foliage

Birds/Bees/Hummingbirds:

Attracts butterflies

Deer/Rabbit:

Rabbit resistant

Applications:

Used as a border plant, in edging or in a massed planting

Disease/Problems:

Can be susceptible to disease when good airflow is not present. 

Cut/Dried Flower:

Beautiful use as a cut or dried flower

Containers:

Great for planting in containers

Ornamental Features:

Blooms in late summer-mid fall

Sun:

Plant in a full sun location

Drainage:

Requires moist, clay conditions - does not like to dry out

Maintenance:

Low maintenance

Pruning:

Remove spent flowers to prevent reseeding; Pinching in early summer yields better branching and more flowers

Clump Division:

Should be divided every few years to maintain vigour

Edible/Medicinal Uses:

Smoke from burning the leaves and flowers used historically by indigenous peoples as an additive to kinnickinnick smoking mixtures, and for a variety of ailments. Also used in teas. Not commonly used in current herbal preparations, but may be useful as a decongestant or light sedative

Disclaimer:

DISCLAIMER: The information presented here regarding edible/herbal/medicinal uses is for informational purposes only. Always consult a physician or other qualified health professional prior to ingesting any plant not sold expressly for its edibility

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Pot Size

#1 Pot